The work and impact of San Diego nonprofits is important to advance a vibrant quality of life in the San Diego region.

To support your efforts, we’re sharing valuable information every month about upcoming workshops, events, fundraising opportunities and resources with your organization.

What’s Upcoming

  • The San Diego Foundation is pleased to announce the Creative Catalyst Program’s first performance of the 2018-19 grant cycle: Froggy. This performance will feature Creative Catalyst Fellow and Froggy director Matt Morrow. The staged-reading will take place at La Jolla Playhouse. RSVP for tickets. Seating is limited. Performance date is December 16 at 2:30pm
  • Kim Sontag-Mulder, who is credited with resurrecting the San Diego chapter of NOW, the National Organization for Women, has been named the KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero for her work in gender equity. Sontag-Mulder helped organize the 2017 Women’s March in San Diego, which turned out between 30,000-40,000 people in downtown San Diego. Find out more about Kim Sontag-Mulder and the upcoming event on January 15, 2019.
  • GrantSpace is hosting a free webinar: Catalysts for Change: Non Governing Boards as Pipelines for Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Leadership. Learn how to use junior boards, young professional boards and advisory councils to help your nonprofit reach emerging leaders and add to your overall diversity by fostering the support of new donors. Enroll today. Online workshop January 31

Employment Opportunity

  • The League of Amazing Programmers is searching for an executive director. Read more about the position’s qualifications and job description on NPWorks.

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The Harry Chapin Foundation supports organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them become self-sufficient. The Foundation focuses grantmaking on grassroots organizations with an annual budget cap of $500,000. Areas of focus include arts-in-education programs, as well as agriculture and environmental programs. Grant sizes range from a few hundred dollars to our maximum of $10,000. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • The Doris Day Animal Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) the first month of each quarter. Their grants fund organizations that assist senior companion animals whether it be assisting with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption. LOIs will be accepted in January 2019
  • In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16, 2019 and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that promote biking through outreach and education. Deadline December 21 at 5:00pm
  • Food for Thought is offering three different grants to help organizations create earth and animal-friendly menus for events and galas. They also have a recognition gift award to organizations that have recently adopted board-approved vegan menu policies for events and fundraisers. Rolling deadline
  • The California Arts Council released a Local Impact grant for organizations that have a total operating budget of no more than $1,000,000. The Local Impact grant supports community-driven arts projects for small and mid-sized arts organizations to foster equity, access, and opportunity in historically marginalized communities by centering the arts as a vehicle for building strong, healthy, vibrant, and resilient communities. Deadline January 9


  • Nonprofit organizations can utilize our Community Engagement Space for conference and meeting rooms at no charge. Learn more >
  • Through a partnership with The Foundation, Nonprofit Management Solutions offers access to a free resource library for management and fundraising information.

Local Resources

Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities? Share them with San Diego’s nonprofit community in the comments below!